Dow Chemical Central Engineer Project Delivery Improvement Director in Houston, Texas

Within the Large Capital Project Execution space, Dow Chemical has an outstanding opportunity for a Central Engineer Project Delivery Improvement Director located in Houston, TX. The CE Project Delivery Improvement Director is responsible, for the identification, definition and implementation of project delivery improvement opportunities at Houston and Chennai offices of Central Engineering.

Also, the Project Delivery Improvement Director supports CE Director in the project monitoring of performance and results, identifying project risks and deviation an outlaying the required intervention plans for mitigation

Project Delivery Improvement Director supports the successful operation of the single integrated Houston and Chennai Central Engineering Department identifying areas of improvement and proposing related solutions

  • Key Job Responsibilities *

  • Drive engineering team integration and consistency in leveraging processes procedures, practices, tools, and templates of the team residing in the two offices.

  • Participate in Project Execution Strategy decisions for the projects assigned to Central Engineering including the collaboration and coordination to determine Integrated execution plans

  • Interfaces with Technical Expertise and Support , departments and project teams to identify opportunities and risks

  • Coordinate with Global Improvement leaders and drive for overall Expertise Index development

o Talent development (PT, PTT), Technical Career Successions pipeline.

o Expertise index improvement plans.

  • Identify and initiate Project Delivery Improvements

  • Implementation of improvement actions across Central Engineering.

  • Drive sound/practical engineering skills and identify opportunities for development. Improve consistency.

  • Monitor Project Key Performance Indicators and initiate action to close any gaps in performance including Progress, Cost, Schedule, Quality, Engineering Productivity etc.

  • Active member of the Central Engineering Leadership Team and provides input to achieve initiatives and annual goals.

  • Provides Project Execution coaching for a diverse group.

  • Ensure the efficient and effective communication of requirements and expectations to external EPC firms for major outsourced projects.

  • Supports Central Engineering Director in any activities aimed towards the achievement of the critical goals of the Central Engineering Department.

    • Critical Success Factor Measurements * *
  • 10% advantage on engineering cost.

  • 10% advantage on schedule.

  • 10% advantage on project cost.

  • Leading indicators per the Technical Expertise & Support Strategy on integrated execution, value proposition dollars, productivity targets, and quality metrics.

  • Annual Leadership Effectiveness Survey.

  • Skills/Expectations *

  • Strong leadership skills: Expected to motivate and guide project teams and Discipline Departments to achieve the overall vision.

  • Ability to lead internationally located teams and work across cultures and geographies.

  • Highest level of interpersonal effectiveness: Finds and develops strategic relations that bring value to the company. Effectively communicates through geographically dispersed organization. Effectively works with people and teams at various levels of the organization. Should demonstrate excellent facilitation skills.

  • Strong communication skills: Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with employees, peers, and leadership.

  • Strong capability to frame problems and propose mitigations plan with specific actions and targets

  • Highest level of initiative and self-motivation

  • Must think strategically and use critical thinking.

  • Willing to travel between centers and adapt to flexible work hours to meet time zone differences.

  • In-depth knowledge of supporting work project delivery

o Execution plan development

o Multi office Execution

o Advance Project Controls analysis in progress, cost and schedule

o Global Project Methodologies (and supporting work processes)

o Procurement Work Processes

o Project Measurements Work Process

o Monthly Reporting

o Benchmarking

o EPC Outsourcing Guidelines

o Root Cause Investigation Techniques

o Risk Analysis Techniques

  • Required Qualifications *

  • Minimum of 15 years’ experience in Capital Project Execution, Preferably in the Chemical and Oil industry.

  • Multi-Office Engineering Execution

  • Experience in People Leadership.

  • A minimum requirement for this U.S. - based position is the ability to work legally in the United States on a permanent basis (U.S. citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident or qualifying Asylee / Refugee).

Preferred Qualificaions:

  • Experience working internationally

  • Education *

Bachelor or Master’s Degree in engineering is required.

NOTE: This position does offer relocation benefits.

About DowDuPont

DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) is a holding company comprised of The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont with the intent to form strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty products sectors that will lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges. For more information, please visit us at:

The positions represented by this job posting are aligned to one of the three divisions, Agriculture, Materials Science or Specialty Products, which are expected to separate from DowDuPont into stand-alone public companies in late 2018 or early 2019. Information on the division alignment will be provided during the recruitment process.

Dow Offers:

  • Competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits

  • An annual variable pay program that rewards team and individual performance while sharing success across the company

  • Employee stock ownership - and the commitment to long-term success that it brings

  • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment

  • Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth

  • The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world

  • Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others

  • Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at:, you may call us at 1 800-523-3945 and select Option 1, or send a facsimile request to 1 989-636-3674.


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